NME Top 10 Albums 1985

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What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
5
8%
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
7
11%
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
10
15%
The Clash - The Clash
7
11%
Marquee Moon - Television
10
15%
Swordfishtrombones - Tom Waits
3
5%
The Band - The Band
0
No votes
Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
9
14%
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon
5
8%
Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
10
15%
 
Total votes: 66

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 21 Aug 2016, 19:24

Which records?
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Brother Spoon » 21 Aug 2016, 19:37

All that Clash, Joy Division, Sex pistols, Patti Smith, Pere Ubu, Dexy's, Kraftwerk, Suicide, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie, Gang of 4, Talking heads, Iggy Pop, Magazine, Undertones nonsense.
I may play one or two of those once every five years or so, maybe the Patti Smith or the Pere ubu. But that's it.

And the Madness, Prefab sprout, Lloyd Cole nonsense.

How many Costello records are there in that list?!

I like some of the records in the list though.

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 21 Aug 2016, 19:58

You're not wrong about the Costello, that was a sore point at the time. Lloyd Cole too.

The rest? Now I might broadly agree with your picks, then I wouldn't have.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Brother Spoon » 21 Aug 2016, 20:12

Oh, I get that. In my time all top 100s were legally bound to include Jeff Buckley.

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby pcqgod » 21 Aug 2016, 22:46

I like 11 through 14 better than any of those. 'Unknown Pleasures' is my favorite from the top 10.
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Half of Unknown Pleasures is unlistenable cowpat.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 Aug 2016, 12:30

Unknown Pleasures is literally head and shoulders above the other 9. If it had shoulders, or a head.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby soundchaser » 22 Aug 2016, 13:17

I would have expected to see Steve McQueen and Rattlesnakes ranked much higher: they were great 1980s pop albums.

I must dig them out...it's been a while.

I bought Get Happy recently, and was quite disappointed with it: not a patch on the first three.

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby fange » 22 Aug 2016, 13:39

Darkness_Fish wrote:Unknown Pleasures is literally head and shoulders above the other 9. If it had shoulders, or a head.

I totally disagree with you, and i like UP a lot.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Goat Boy » 22 Aug 2016, 13:50

Does anybody over 25 who isn't socially maladjusted rate Unknown Pleasures that highly?

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby fange » 22 Aug 2016, 13:54

Only people with very ... specific tastes, and D_F has very specific taste.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Deebank » 22 Aug 2016, 15:30

yomptepi wrote:God the eighties were completley shit , weren't they.What an embarrassing list. Was everyone who voted a complete cunt or what?


It's clear that editorial dictat had it that not under any circumstances can anything with the slightest whiff of heaviness be allowed!
No Hendrix, Sabs, Zeppelin.

Heavy rock/metal was fit only for ridicule in NME at this time as I recall... Now it's chock full of half-arsed wuss-rock bands.

Steven Wells among a select crew of others as well as bands like Napalm death, Extreme Noise Terror, Electro Hippies and Bolt thrower would redress that balance in years to come fortunately and then towards the end of the decade they'd all discover how they actually liked Zep more than The Redskins all along1 :o
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 Aug 2016, 15:55

fange wrote:Only people with very ... specific tastes, and D_F has very specific taste.

I would respond, but I think the socially maladjusted crowd are beckoning me over for a chat.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby The Prof » 22 Aug 2016, 15:57

Surprised to see Low as the highest placed Bowie album.

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby fange » 22 Aug 2016, 16:06

Darkness_Fish wrote:I would respond, but I think the socially maladjusted crowd are beckoning me over for a chat.

Tell them to lighten up and enjoy the party!
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 22 Aug 2016, 16:49

soundchaser wrote:I would have expected to see Steve McQueen and Rattlesnakes ranked much higher: they were great 1980s pop albums.

I must dig them out...it's been a while.

I bought Get Happy recently, and was quite disappointed with it: not a patch on the first three.


The first TWO are good, and Armed Forces is just mediocrity after mediocrity.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby soundchaser » 22 Aug 2016, 18:04

CASHCOCK wrote:
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The first TWO are good, and Armed Forces is just mediocrity after mediocrity.


Oh no, I don't agree with this, I really think Armed Forces, is one of the best albums of the era. I love the songs, the crisp, distinctive sound of the band, and Nick Lowe's production? Listening now, and no, nothing wrong with this.I remember my punk loving brother-in-law had the single of Accidents Will Happen. One evening he came home a bit pissed, and went upstairs to play the song. Twenty or so consecutive plays later, I went to have a word with him, and found him passed out on his bed. When I put the album on just now, my wife said, "Oh, not that bloody song again!" But it's a very good album: I'll stand by that.

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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Osgood » 23 Aug 2016, 10:24

I have all of them. All range from very good to great, bar UP which is a turgid piece of crap. Went for Highway61.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 23 Aug 2016, 10:28

I am surprised that Unknown Pleasures ranks so much higher than Closer, it'd be the other way round now.
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Re: NME Top 10 Albums 1985

Postby Osgood » 23 Aug 2016, 10:49

Deebank wrote:
yomptepi wrote:God the eighties were completley shit , weren't they.What an embarrassing list. Was everyone who voted a complete cunt or what?


It's clear that editorial dictat had it that not under any circumstances can anything with the slightest whiff of heaviness be allowed!
No Hendrix, Sabs, Zeppelin.

Heavy rock/metal was fit only for ridicule in NME at this time as I recall...

I remember a later list (1988 I think) which was even worse, with The Smiths, JD and Jesus and Mary Chain at the top.
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